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just a heads up to anyone who has problems with their nav holding the time and saved destinations and things like that, i got the software update installed by the dealer, and though I've heard it doesn't always work but it did for mine and its held up for three months now. also i ordered the new maps dvd from the gm nav website, you can say you have a 2011 buick lacrosse or a 2011 caddy srx, and when it asks for your vin just type in yours and it still works. took 95 minutes to instal but now i have all the current POI's and it even updated all of the road sign information if you have the color display, including speed limit info and approaching bends and things like that! well worth the $179 to have the feature finally work
 

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yeah those are where i meant the speed limits and road sign info is now being displayed! its awesome to finally have it work for all streets, can't promise it for your area but it works great here all around CT
 

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I tried to update the system with the 2016 GM "Global" navigation DVD. It took over 2-hrs but the system followed all the instructions and ejected the discs when appropriate. The final step was to re-boot the system - which I completed. However, the update appears to have failed - nothing seems new and I have several new roads (build since 2010) that still do not show. Basically, the GPS acts as it did before the update. I really don't want to leave my car idling for another 90-120 minutes to re-try the install. I guess I'll just do it over the next week driving to work but I'm not optimistic about this.
 

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I tried to update the system with the 2016 GM "Global" navigation DVD. It took over 2-hrs but the system followed all the instructions and ejected the discs when appropriate. The final step was to re-boot the system - which I completed. However, the update appears to have failed - nothing seems new and I have several new roads (build since 2010) that still do not show. Basically, the GPS acts as it did before the update. I really don't want to leave my car idling for another 90-120 minutes to re-try the install. I guess I'll just do it over the next week driving to work but I'm not optimistic about this.

dang, and I actually just purchased this disc, but it says its not going to ship until february, I think I might just cancel the purchase!
 

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I guess this is what we get for owning an orphaned car. I really wished someone at NEVS/ORIO would have stepped up some time ago and served as proper stewards for these automobiles.

when you get a chance, can you go into your setup and see what map version you have loaded on your car? Id like to verify that it even shows a different version
 

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Did anyone tried any other listed "compatible vehicles" ?
In Europe only some of the cars listed were sold here. No Buick, no GMC, so namely probably only Chevy Cruze. And of course North America update is useless for me :)


BTW its really tragic when you realize that the system is absolutely same in several other cars, so it would cost them probably something like 1$ to allow it for 9-5...
(And we - owners - would probably gladly pay more because we don't have any other option)
 

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In the UK the software update did not work for me. Saab specialist was using a copied disc and it allowed me to clear the HDD of previous owners music but my Nav still starts in Belgium and wont save any new locations or delete existing ones, and clock is still 1 hr out. Tried turning off RDS as a suggestion from Saab specialist as this might allow clock to correctly set, but when i get back in the car it had turned RDS back on.

I have the 9-5 Vector Sport 2.0 TTid 2010 with the touchscreen nav infotainment system. Anyone know if there is a service menu that can be accesses. Wouldn't mind trying to reset the system. Has anyone tried disconnecting the battery negative lead for 30mins? Wondering if this will reset the system but a bit worried the radio will require a code to turn back on - anyone know?

I love my 9-5 but the infotainment issues are an annoyance. With such low sales volumes I doubt there will ever be a solid fix for all cars.
 

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In the UK the software update did not work for me. Saab specialist was using a copied disc and it allowed me to clear the HDD of previous owners music but my Nav still starts in Belgium and wont save any new locations or delete existing ones, and clock is still 1 hr out. Tried turning off RDS as a suggestion from Saab specialist as this might allow clock to correctly set, but when i get back in the car it had turned RDS back on.

I have the 9-5 Vector Sport 2.0 TTid 2010 with the touchscreen nav infotainment system. Anyone know if there is a service menu that can be accesses. Wouldn't mind trying to reset the system. Has anyone tried disconnecting the battery negative lead for 30mins? Wondering if this will reset the system but a bit worried the radio will require a code to turn back on - anyone know?

I love my 9-5 but the infotainment issues are an annoyance. With such low sales volumes I doubt there will ever be a solid fix for all cars.
In that case they probably didn't do the update correctly. Btw, Map update does not equal software/firmware update... they are two completely different things.
 

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Did anyone tried any other listed "compatible vehicles" ?
In Europe only some of the cars listed were sold here. No Buick, no GMC, so namely probably only Chevy Cruze. And of course North America update is useless for me



BTW its really tragic when you realize that the system is absolutely same in several other cars, so it would cost them probably something like 1$ to allow it for 9-5...
(And we - owners - would probably gladly pay more because we don't have any other option)
SirTom, I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Opel Ampera of similar age ran the compatible system and would offer the European map update option. Even if correct it comes in at a whooping £209on the Opel map site. I vote we swap the pound for the dollar!
 

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Yes. It wasn't the map update. Sorry if I gave that impression.

Is it likely the (not map) update disc used to resolve head units issues is available on the market somewhere?
Is the update via a disk? I thought it was done via other means... but I might be wrong.
 

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SirTom, I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Opel Ampera of similar age ran the compatible system and would offer the European map update option. Even if correct it comes in at a whooping £209on the Opel map site. I vote we swap the pound for the dollar!
Yeah I red that too. But unfortunately for Ampera it is a) expensive as hell, as you mentioned b) 3 yrs old! (this Nort American mentioned above is quite fresh..)
If I decide to pay such ridiculous money I want at least last year update...

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I just did found this blog which states that for Ampera there will be no more updates, so we are screwed unless some upgrade will work from another model (like Cruze...)
But what is interesting that parking camera can be added - this sounds interesting!
 
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